Electronic Design

Communications: Low-Power Bluetooth Core Joins Software Stack For Full Solution

The XBlue 1200 core brings a complete, self-contained host controller interface (HCI) for Bluetooth systems. This core lowers overall Bluetooth power consumption by up to 50% versus most other solutions. The XBlue architecture supports multiple radios in silicon. Yet it drives the total system cost for adding Bluetooth to less than $2.50. Automatic power management shuts down 99% of the logic within the baseband controller and microcontroller when there's no Bluetooth activity. To deliver a full solution, the company partnered with Mezoe, which is a division of Cambridge Consultants Ltd. Together, they provide the XBlue 1200 core, Mezoe's high-level Bluetooth stack, profiles and application examples, and the company's Bluetooth development kit ($2500).


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